Experiential learning in all programs focuses on the application of economics in industry, policy and research. Our curriculum emphasizes hands-on experiences in the UT Experimental Economics Laboratory, applied data work, and, decision-making based on economic analysis.
Our innovative research environment facilitates collaboration among students and faculty to advance knowledge of fundamental, applied and policy relevant research topics. Students and faculty participate in seminars and publish research in highly ranked academic journals. Our Greer Seminar Series allows students and faculty to meet and engage with world-class economists.
Our department engages with a broad audience on economic and policy issues. The Knoxville Economics Forum, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the open discussion of economic policy issues. Faculty and students regularly participate in policy discussion through public media and policy panels.
Haslam economics professors conduct research at the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research, as well as the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. These University of Tennessee centers provide research into current topics that helps to define the policy debate.
Marianne Wanamaker, an associate professor of economics, is known for both her capacity as a researcher and her ability to bring subject matter alive in the classroom. Undergraduate students, in particular, appreciate her approachable style.
The Economics Club strives for departmental involvement and interaction with faculty. Join us for club dinners, fun events (movie night, drive-thru safari, hockey, etc..) and opportunities for networking and study sessions.
Strong economic growth in Tennessee and the United States is expected to continue for the 10th straight year in 2020, although that growth will continue to slow as it did in 2019.